PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY – September 15, 2021 at around 10:00 PM, operatives of Special Operations Unit-1 led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG, together with Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit- Pangasinan, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency- Region 1, Regional Intelligence Division Region 1, Provincial Intelligence Section Pangasinan, Regional Intelligence Unit- Region 1 and San Carlos City Police Station conducted buy-bust operation in Brgy. Roxas Blvd., San Carlos City, Pangasinan, which resulted in the successful arrest of Melvin Munda Cruz De Guzman, 35 years old and a resident of Brgy. Roxas Blvd., San Carlos City, Pangasinan.

During the operation, operating teams were able to confiscate the following items:

  1. Three (3) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing more or less 50 grams of white crystalline substance suspected to be Shabu with Standard Drug Price of Php 340,000.00;
  2. Six (6) pieces heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing more or less 30 grams of suspected marijuana dried leaves with Standard Drug Price of Php 3,600.00; and
  3. One (1) piece genuine One-Thousand-Peso bill placed on top of boodle money and served as buy bust money

            As a background, De Guzman is a notorious drug peddler operating in San Carlos City, Pangasinan and nearby municipalities.

Arrested person and confiscated pieces of evidence was brought to SOU 1, PNP DEG office for documentation and proper disposition while a case for violation of RA 9165 is being prepared against him.

PBGEN MEDINA tapped the shoulders of the operatives for a job well done and encouraged them to continue their enthusiasm and dedication to duty in making the Philippines a drug free country. ###